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Sikich to host conference focused on business transformation

By | 2017-09-07T14:49:38+00:00 September 7th, 2017|News|

 Experts in accounting, technology, human resource consulting, investment banking, public relations and supply chain will offer strategic business counsel to executives NAPERVILLE, Ill. — Sept. 7, 2017 — Professional services firm Sikich LLP will host its inaugural Business Transformation Conference on Sept. 28 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont, Illinois. At the daylong conference, leaders from the firm’s accounting, technology, human resource consulting, investment banking, public relations and supply chain practices will share strategies to help CEOs, CFOs and other high-level decision-makers drive growth, manage and minimize risk, and conduct effective business analysis. “Executives across industries are looking for innovative strategies to differentiate their companies and improve profitability,” Sikich CEO Chris Geier said. “Our breadth of service offerings and expertise across industries put us in a unique position to share comprehensive and strategic advice on interrelated business functions. At this [...]

Sikich releases IEM Configuration Solution for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Enterprise

By | 2017-08-28T13:28:36+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|News|

Preconfigured technology solution is designed for equipment, discrete and complex product manufacturers NAPERVILLE, Ill. — Aug. 22, 2017 — Professional services firm Sikich LLP recently released the Sikich IEM Configuration Solution on Microsoft AppSource. The application is preconfigured to help equipment, discrete and complex product manufacturers quickly implement and utilize Microsoft Dynamics 365 Enterprise to improve efficiency, gain business insights and enhance customer service. “Our team has deep experience helping manufacturers solve business challenges with advanced technology solutions,” said Jim Drumm, partner-in-charge of Sikich’s technology practice. “We put that expertise to work in creating the IEM Configuration Solution. With this solution, manufacturers are able to more efficiently implement Dynamics 365 and leverage its many benefits for their businesses.” The Sikich IEM Configuration Solution enables improved internal tracking and costing of production and outsourced activities. It also helps manufacturers provide more accurate [...]

Sikich LLP Ranks 6th on Accounting Today’s 2017 VAR 100 List

By | 2017-08-10T15:01:42+00:00 August 10th, 2017|Dynamics 365, NetSuite, News|

We're thrilled to announce that Sikich LLP ranked sixth on Accounting Today’s annual list of the top 100 value-added resellers in the accounting industry. We moved up one spot from 2016. For the 2017 VAR 100 list, Accounting Today ranked resellers by 2016 revenue. “We are excited to continue to climb the prestigious Accounting Today VAR 100 list,” said Jim Drumm, partner-in-charge of Sikich’s technology practice. “With deep roots in both accounting and technology, our talented team consistently delivers innovative solutions and provides valuable strategic counsel to our clients.” Sikich’s technology practice has a global presence and offers leading technology solutions in partnership with both Microsoft and NetSuite. A Microsoft Cloud Service Professional, Sikich has expertise in technology implementations and provides customized support across various industries. These include manufacturing and distribution, energy, and professional services. Access the full 2017 Accounting Today Top 100 VAR list here. For [...]

Sikich Ranks 7th on Bob Scott’s Insights’ Top 100 VARs list

By | 2017-08-03T16:40:33+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|News|

Professional services firm’s technology team recognized  in top 100 VAR list for continued growth NAPERVILLE, Ill. — Aug. 3, 2017 — Professional services firm Sikich LLP ranked seventh on Bob Scott’s Insights’ annual list of the top value-added resellers (VAR) in the world. The firm climbed two spots from last year. For the Top 100 VARs list, Bob Scott’s Insights ranks firms that specialize in the sale and implementation of enterprise resource planning and accounting software by annual revenue. “It is a privilege to once again be recognized as a top 10 VAR,” said Jim Drumm, partner-in-charge of Sikich’s technology practice. “Our sustained growth is a result of the work of our talented professionals and our firm’s commitment to providing clients with best-in-class technology solutions and services.” Sikich’s technology practice has a global presence and offers leading technology solutions in partnership [...]

AMF Bakery Systems partners with Sikich to implement Microsoft Dynamics 365 Enterprise

By | 2017-07-28T15:39:42+00:00 July 28th, 2017|Dynamics 365, News|

Manufacturer of high-speed bakery equipment to enhance technology with Microsoft Dynamics 365 NAPERVILLE, Ill. — July 28, 2017 — AMF Bakery Systems, a leading manufacturer of high-speed bakery equipment, has partnered with Sikich LLP’s technology team to implement Microsoft Dynamics 365 Enterprise for its global business. “We need a world-class technology solution to achieve our goals, and Dynamics 365 is the ideal foundation for our business technology strategy,” said Viswanath Ponraj, director of IT for AMF Bakery Systems. “We are impressed with the Sikich team and their approach to implementation and look forward to working with them to deploy Dynamics 365.” Microsoft Dynamics 365 Enterprise combines enterprise resource planning and customer relationship management capabilities in a customizable, cloud-based platform. It connects data across organizations, enabling companies to improve operations and strengthen customer engagement. “We are excited to work with AMF Bakery [...]

Czarnowski partners with Sikich to implement Microsoft Dynamics 365 Enterprise

By | 2017-07-21T14:12:42+00:00 July 20th, 2017|Dynamics 365, News|

Full-service exhibit and event marketing company to enhance firm-wide technology with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Czarnowski Display Services, Inc. (Czarnowski), a full-service exhibit and event marketing company, has partnered with Sikich LLP’s technology team to implement Microsoft Dynamics 365 Enterprise for its global business. “Czarnowski has a 70-year tradition of innovating for our customers, and implementing the Microsoft Dynamics 365 platform is the next step in our technology evolution,” said Chuck Cavaness, chief information officer at Czarnowski. “We needed an implementation partner that understood the individuality of our business and was willing to create a plan that was as unique as we are. The partnership with Sikich has allowed us to continue to fulfill our promise to our customers and our employees.” Microsoft Dynamics 365 Enterprise combines enterprise resource planning and customer relationship management capabilities in a customizable, cloud-based platform. It [...]

How Many of Your Online Reviews Are Fake?

By | 2017-06-09T14:35:24+00:00 June 9th, 2017|News|

Online "yellow pages" services such as Yelp! and Google business listings are fantastic for putting your business out front and center. Every business on these online listing services wants positive reviews from customers, as these push their business to the top of searches. There's always the risk of someone who wants to write negative reviews for the sake of being negative; that's an accepted risk with going online in the first place. The hope always is that the positive reviews will wash out the negative ones. However, what about those positive reviews that are fake? Have you ever thought that some of your positive online reviews might be fake? Such fake positive reviews were brought to the attention of TMJ-4 in Milwaukee, and the findings surprised the investigative team. Jason Brown stumbled upon a few fake Google reviews, and he [...]

Sikich LLP Joins Concur Solution Provider Program

By | 2017-05-16T16:41:19+00:00 May 12th, 2017|News|

Sikich LLP has announced they joined the Concur Solution Provider program and can now refer clients to Concur®, an SAP company and the world’s leading provider of travel, expense and invoice management solutions. Concur can help Sikich’s small and medium-sized clients better manage invoices, expenses, and travel bookings. The Concur Solution Provider Program creates a clear path to success for cloud solution providers, next-generation VARs, and traditional IT partners by offering more value to small- and medium-sized customers through Concur Invoice, Expense and Travel. Sikich is a top 1% Microsoft Dynamics Partner and Oracle | NetSuite Solution Provider. Sikich’s expertise is in the development and implementation of these software products, creating a holistic picture and pushing for innovative changes throughout its clients’ businesses. Partnering with Concur, Sikich can now complete that picture by providing businesses with a completely automated expense, [...]

Sikich LLP expands technology practice with acquisition

By | 2017-04-19T23:01:31+00:00 April 19th, 2017|News|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Professional services firm adds Hale Solutions Inc. to its Microsoft technology development and consulting services teams — NAPERVILLE, Ill. — April 19, 2017 — Professional services firm Sikich LLP recently acquired the business of Hale Solutions Inc., a technology company and Microsoft Certified Partner based in Oak Brook, Illinois. “Our technology practice continues to lead the charge as we pursue expansion across the country,” said Sikich CEO Chris Geier. “We welcome the talented group from Hale Solutions and look forward to their contributions in delivering innovative technology solutions for our clients.” The Hale Solutions team offers custom software development and IT consulting services to companies across industries, including health care, real estate, consumer products, not-for-profit and more. “The entire Hale Solutions team is thrilled to be a part of Sikich,” said Todd Heemsoth, a partner in [...]

The Internet of Things Boosts ERP as well as Increasing Connectivity

By | 2017-03-31T14:56:57+00:00 March 31st, 2017|ERP, Manufacturing, News|

Manufacturers are enjoying the Internet of Things (the interconnection via the Internet of computing devices embedded in everyday objects, enabling them to send and receive data) because of the incredible connectivity they share with their industrial products, from their home office all the way down the supply chain. However, this connectivity can do more than simple connect the home office to various devices; it will also significantly impact their enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems and the business processes these systems support. Evert Bos, our Microsoft Dynamics 365 Operations technical fellow, wrote an article for IndustryWeek.com, explaining more about this digitization of manufacturing and how it can do more than what appears on the surface. The core goal of an ERP system is to provide actionable data and information to company leaders. But collecting accurate data is an ongoing and vexing [...]

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